Senior Ecologist - Cambrigeshire

Senior Ecologist - Cambridgeshire

Ref: 3820Wednesday 17 April 2024

£35 - £45K DOE

Role - Senior Ecologist
Location - Cambridgeshire
Salary - £35 - £45K
Are you an experienced ecologist looking for an opportunity to join an established team undertaking a broad range of work within a multidisciplinary environmental practice?
We are working with a multidisciplinary consultancy who are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join their team. They have offices across the UK so they are searching for people UK Wide. 
Work includes extended phase 1 habitat/UK Habitat Classification System and protected species surveys. They formulate mitigation proposals and habitat creation schemes in collaboration with their landscape team to support Biodiversity Net Gain requirements. They are currently supervising projects under EPS licences for bats and great crested newts. Generally, their outputs are in the form of technical reports for planning submission, but they also provide input to BREEAM Assessments, Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments and EIAs.
They are looking for a high level of experience, such as experience with survey licences for bats and great crested newts, including knowledge of mitigation and previous successful submission of development licences for these species. Ideally you would have experience of undertaking Biodiversity Net Gain assessments using the DEFRA metric v3.1, and preparation of Ecological Impact Assessments/Ecology Chapters for use within Environmental Impact Assessments would be an advantage.
  • Be qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline
  • Hold or be working towards a bat survey licence (Class 2) with experience of development licence application and supervision
  • Hold or working towards Associate or Full membership of CIEEM
  • An excellent working knowledge of wildlife legislation and the planning process, habitat and protected species surveying
  • A good understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain assessments with a competent handle on use of the Defra Metric
  • Experience of project management, preparing fee quotes and excellent report writing skills
  • Competent computer skills including use of QGIS mapping and bat call analysis software
  • Be self-motivated with an ability to communicate effectively, including management/mentoring of junior staff as part of team
  • A full UK driving licence and car ownership/access is essential due to the nature of the role
  • Flexible and hybrid working hours with a competitive salary based on experience
  • Annual training opportunities
  • A generous TOIL scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year (based on full time working)
  • Annual professional membership subscription to CIEEM
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Friendly office environment
If you are interested in hearing more about this Senior Ecologist role or any other similar opportunities, please click apply, upload your CV and we will contact you. Alternatively, you can contact Amanda Costello on 07501387866.
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